If you’ve moved to your new home but have yet to sell your former property, what should you do to ensure the safety and security of the vacant house? First, the thermostat should be set at no lower than 60 degrees to prevent frozen pipes. If necessary, your Realtor can turn up the heat the day before a showing, but not by much as sudden shifts in temperature can also damage pipes. If you have gas heat, check the level on your tank so it doesn’t run out. Add a lock-bar in the pane of sliding windows for extra protection and install a timer on lights to give the appearance that the home is occupied. Most importantly, arrange to have your yard mowed regularly and weeds tended to during warmer months so the house doesn’t yell “vacant”. Check out below to see what sold in Lakewoode Parkhomes in May 2016:
39619 Village Wood Lane, Novi: 2 bedrooms, 1.1 bathrooms, 840 sq. feet, Sold Price: $104,900
22815 Cranbrooke Drive, Novi: 2 bedrooms, 1.1 bathrooms, 1,050 sq. feet, 1 car garage, Sold Price: $115,000
22809 Woolsey, Novi: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 840 sq. feet, Sold Price: $115,250
Also, let your neighbors know your home will be empty, and how they can reach you and your Realtor in case of an emergency or if things just don’t look right. For more information on Lakewoode Parkhomes, or similar Northville or Novi neighborhoods such as Highland Lakes, Crosswinds West and Country Place, contact The DiMora Team today at 248-505-7728 or email@example.com.